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By Remington, Sara; Post, Emily; Post, Elizabeth L.; Post, Anna

Anna submit and Lizzie submit, the great-great-granddaughters of world-renowned etiquette and interesting guru Emily submit, supply the first and final consultant you are going to ever want for internet hosting a winning occasion of any dimension without difficulty and enjoyably. With Emily Post’s nice Get-Togethers, the put up sisters revise and reconfigure Emily Post’s exciting for a latest time and a brand new iteration, with helpful ideas and knowledge to assist younger singles and improve their particular pleasing kind and throw the appropriate party.

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Our parents regularly host this incredible clambake, sometimes for upwards of seventy people. They developed a master list and timetable that covers everything, right down to the sticks for the s’mores and how far in advance to collect seaweed. My mom keeps it on her computer so that it’s ready for the next time—a huge time-saver. The Essential Checklist This is a general list of party-prep essentials. You may not need each item, but use it as a guide when preparing your own party checklist. Make a party outline or budget Create a timeline Start a master to do list Start a master supply list Purchase and send invitations Hire help: bartender, servers, caterer Rent or purchase equipment and supplies; arrange pickup or delivery Purchase liquor, wine, beer, mixers, ice, water (sparkling and still), other beverages; arrange pickup or delivery Purchase paper goods Purchase or make decorations Send linens to dry cleaner, if necessary Prepare party music Prepare menu Gather recipes and recalculate all amounts for the number of servings Make a detailed grocery shopping list Shop for all ingredients Check /clean entryways Clean house/party area Set up party area and decorate Pick up any orders: rental items, liquor, flowers, meat or fish Set up bar Set table/buffet Set up coat area Cook/prepare dishes Make a seating plan Choose a party outfit and accessories The Party Notebook Our grandmother has these beautiful red leather notebooks in which she records the details of every party she gives.

Use your own favorite planning method, or a simple grid like the one below can help pull your ideas together. m. DETAILS, NOTES, TO DOS Check date and time with John GENERAL PLANS # Guests: 24 DETAILS, NOTES, TO DOS Consult with John on guest list GENERAL PLANS Time to event: 4 weeks DETAILS, NOTES, TO DOS This week, 5/20: Make guest list and run it by John Buy invitations and paper goods Hire bartender/helper Plan menu and drinks 5/27: Mail Invites 6/4: Check on RSVPs Call florist Party week, 6/11-18: Shopping Cleaning Cooking Set Up GENERAL PLANS I can handle: Invitations, flowers, drinks, hors d’oeuvres, birthday cupcakes, paper goods DETAILS, NOTES, TO DOS Scribbles Stationery: Invitations, napkins, birthday candles In Full Bloom: Flowers—peonies?

Determining the type of party you want to give makes the main elements of your celebration—guest list, time of day, formality, and even menu—fall into place naturally. Let the circumstances of your celebration guide you in choosing the type of party to throw. If, for example, you want to introduce your new friends Carrie and Sean to a group of your old friends, a dinner or cocktail party is a good bet. A surprise birthday party for your best friend means that the guest list will be comprised largely of her relatives and friends.

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